Hebrew 12:2 “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
- Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
- Ephesians 1:13-14 (ESV) “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
- Philippians 1:6 (ESV) “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Our faith begins with Christ. Christ is the creator and sustainer of our faith. He is the one who has been there and we should focus on Him in our daily walk. Jesus already knows what we will need to endure and with each step He has gone before us, leading us through. Jesus suffered and died on the cross and even at the end he focused on the reward and not the pain. So just like Jesus our attention needs to be on the reward, heaven, and not the long difficult road.
Jesus watches over us, watches over our faith, He cares for it and He will give us the strength to sustain it.